On the surface level, it’s easy to see why unfinished projects in the home would be an annoyance; after all, no one likes to constantly step over debris while witnessing their home being torn apart during construction. But beyond the physical changes, sometimes we are faced with hard introspective questions. Changes in our physical space may encourage changes in our mental space.
While some of us are more easily distracted by clutter than others, science tells us that we are all a little stressed out by uncomfortable environments. When faced with qualities of even our home we don’t like, cortisol levels in our body increase - also known as the stress hormone. This can count double for unfinished projects as half painted living rooms or ongoing kitchen renovations can begin to take a toll. When it’s time for a spacial upgrade, be it big or small, here’s how to keep your sanity during the process.
This infographic details the psychology of space, why our environments may have a bigger impact on us than we realize, and how to rethink dysfunctional spaces.
infographic by: thepatchboys.com